Directors & Governors

Director Type Date of Appointment
Mr Arthur Broadberry Foundation 1.7.16
Chair of Academy Trust
Mrs Androulla X Tallis Foundation 1.7.16
Vice Chair of Academy Trust
Mr Andreas Kakoulli Foundation 1.7.16
Mr Phillip Prodromou Foundation 1.7.16
Mr Nakis Papacleovoulou Foundation 1.7.16
Mrs Aredi Christou Foundation 1.7.16
Mrs Sonia Wesley Foundation 1.7.16
Mr Sotiris Yiannaki Foundation 13.9.16
Mrs Vasoula Baron Headteacher 1.7.12
Mrs Mary Mantilas Staff 1.9.13
Ms Victoria Yeats Staff 21.9.15
Mrs Sophie Tsoukkas Parent 30.9.16
Mr Adrian Prescod Parent 30.9.16
Mrs Ehimwenma Osagiobare Parent 30.9.16

 

Arthur Broadberry

ARTHUR BROADBERRY

I currently work as a management consultant in engineering and construction industries specializing in building collaborative capability between client and contractor organisations. For the 30 years prior to this I worked as engineering manager and Health & Safety Director for contractors in the railway industry.

I am a parent-governor at St Cyprian's and chair the Premises and H&S committee.  My interests include singing church choral music, cycling, gardening and sailing. I sometimes keep fit at the Thornton Heath Leisure Centre in a Step class. I am married and have two young children aged 8 & 6 plus three older ones in their twenties. I am a member of St.Stephens Church, Warwick Road, Thornton Heath. I support this church through my singing in the Festival Choir and am also chair of the Premises Committee on the church council.

ANDROULLA TALLIS

ANDROULLA TALLIS

Initially as a Foundation Governor, and now a Trust Director, I have been involved in the governance of St Cyprian’s since its inception. My role has been to support and at times ensure the direction of the educational, religious and cultural aspects of the school. My background is in education, both in public and private establishments. As a secondary school teacher I bring a wide range of experience from selective, special educational needs and schools of various faiths. I have extensive knowledge  of Year 7 transition work as well as KS2,3, GCSE  and A- Level in English, Mathematics, Modern Greek, History of Art &Design, Architecture, Media Studies  and  Business Studies.

At present I am a freelance designer, portrait artist and iconographer. I also support families with children who have learning difficulties, as well as those looking after elderly relatives.

My greatest joy is in supporting St Cyprian’s to continue to offer the best education possible to all our pupils and to know that our rich cultural and religious heritage is shared with the younger generations.

ANDROULLA TALLIS

AREDI CHRISTOU

I have been involved with St Cyprian’s since it opened in 2000. Both my children have attended here from Reception to Year 6. They have been extremely happy and are achieving their goals.

I feel passionately about the ethos of the school. Education is our future and being part of the Governing Body for St Cyprian’s gives me the opportunity to advocate excellence in our school.

 

MARY MANTILAS

MARY MANTILAS - DEPUTY HEADTEACHER

I first joined St. Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary Academy in 2003 and have taught across all key stages from Reception to Year 6. I am currently enjoying my role as Deputy Headteacher. St. Cyprian’s is an amazing academy, which carefully balances outstanding achievement with an ethos based on spiritual values, ensuring every child is treated as an individual and where every achievement is celebrated. I feel privileged to be part of this academy and the St. Cyprian’s Family.

At the weekends I particularly enjoy spending time with my family. I have been very happily married for 33 years and am a proud mother, and grandmother of two baby boys.

NAKIS PAPACLEOVOULOU

NAKIS PAPACLEOVOULOU

I have been a Foundation Parent Governor since 2010, with my aim always being to support the school to provide the best education possible. I chair the Finance Committee, and have been involved with the school since 2008 as a parent .

I am married, and have two children who both attend St Cyprians. I have been in banking for 18 years with the majority of those spent in business/property finance. I have an interest in various sports, particularly football, with my son playing for a Sunday League team which I help out with.

 

SONIA WESLEY

SONIA WESLEY

I am a fairly new parent governor and currently have 2 children attending St Cyprians Primary Academy.

I am also currently Vice Chair of governors at a local Nursery School and have been a parent governor there for 3 years taking responsibility for Looked After Children and Safeguarding. This has given me experience and insight in Early years. I have had training in the following areas as part of my Governor role:

Head teachers performance management

Role of the designated Child protection governor

Health and safety for governors

Effective challenge

Safer recruitment

Understanding school performance data

Taking the Chair

Children looked after – A governors role

Understanding your role and responsibilities to ensure good behaviour in your school

Managing complaints

Working in partnership with parents

Succession Planning and Head teacher Recruitment

I have been a Foster Carer for the last 4 years working with children and young people aged 0-18 yrs as well as mother and baby placements. As part of this work I have gained valuable child protection/development experience. I have also received specialised training in the areas such as Caring for Asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors, Understanding and managing challenging behaviour, Internet Safety and Theraplay to name a few.

I am a practising Christian and for 7 years have taken an active role in Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London. My husband and I run a marriage preparation course from our home. I have also served in the children's work at our church on a Sunday morning. I volunteered to be a parent governor, as l want to serve the school family and local community. I feel passionate about helping to ensure that the school maintains its current good practice and continues to strive for outstanding and to be a great place for our children to learn how to care for others as well as achieve the best that they can together and individually.

 

Victoria Yeats

VICTORIA YEATS

I have worked at St Cyprian's since 2005 in a variety of admin roles and I am now the Office Manager. St Cyprian's is a welcoming and inclusive Academy for both staff and children and I feel very much part of the St Cyprian's family.

I am a practising Catholic and a proud mother of two children. I love a good book, the internet, going to the gym and coffee!

 

DR ANDREAS ANDREOU

DR ANDREAS ANDREOU (Trustee)

Andreas Andreou is one of the founding members of St Cyprian Greek Orthodox Academy. He was chair of the Temporary Governing Body in 2000 whilst the appointment of the Head and staff was taking place. He has acted as Vice chair for a number of years and as from September 2013 he became chair of the Governing Body. He has been instrumental in the conversion of the school into an academy in 2011 He has been in education all his professional life, a College Principal and currently an Assistant Head teacher at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School. 

Andreas enjoys participating in community affairs and is presently the Chair of the Greek Orthodox Church of St Constantine & St Helen.

 

ANNA HAWKINS

ANNA HAWKINS (Trustee)

 

Professional and Personal Profile:

A skilled and creative Sales and Marketing Director, with over 30 years experience in business-to-business sales, marketing and project management. Possesses a proven track record in generating new business. Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with a diverse range of people, and has excellent public speaking and presentation skills.  Builds strong client relationships, and is able to manage client accounts to meet their expectations.

Apart from my considerable business experience over many years - I have engaged in community activity and served on Croydon Council as an elected ward Councillor for 16 years dealing with constituency work – mainly planning, social and housing issues – I took a close and personal interest in education, including the promotion and retention of Croydon’s special schools. Being of Greek origin my personal interest was to lead a team to use a redundant Croydon school building (St Cyprians) as a voluntary aided Greek Orthodox primary school. There had been for many years a strong Greek Orthodox community (mainly from Cyprus) in Croydon and the surrounding area, and evidence of this has been the taking over of a redundant church in Upper Norwood to serve as a community centre and place of worship (Saints Constantine and Helen in Westow Street).

The school project had many obstacles to overcome, and was breaking new ground because at the time it was the only Greek Orthodox primary school in the United Kingdom, and the promotion team needed to get the financial support of the Archdiocese (both in London and in Cyprus) and the agreement of the local council to release the redundant building and agree to voluntary aided status. The formal approval of the then Department of Education and Science in Whitehall also had to be obtained.  I organized and took part in a number of meetings of the Cypriot community, officers of the council together with Whitehall officials and the media. I went to Cyprus on three occasions to seek financial and other support. The school (St Cyprian’s) was finally opened, and is proving to be popular not just among the Greek Orthodox community but also among the local community. It is now regarded as a successful school, and is oversubscribed. I have served on its Governing Body since it opened in 2000 and currently serve on the Personnel & Pay and Audit committees with a link role in marketing the Academy.

I am very proud that Cyprus has made history in our British Education system and how the School has developed and performed over the years to date.

In 2006 the London Borough of Croydon awarded me the distinguished Roll of Honorary Alderman in  recognition of long and valued public service as an elected Councillor.

Family and Interests: 

Married to Ken and have lived in Croydon for 37 years.

Love going to theatre, swimming, snorkeling and retail therapy in the name of research!

What other people say:

Street wise and caring with a thing about shoes, spending an unhealthy amount of time surfing the internet.